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White box photographs of Extatosoma tiaratum

I decided to try something a little different yesterday. I’ve noticed that it has become quite trendy for entomologists to photograph insect specimens using a white box, so I decided to give it a shot (so to speak). It took me less than 5 minutes to put together the white box that I used to take these pictures. I chose to photograph a couple of Macleay's spectre stick insects (Extatosoma tiaratum) partially because they don’t move around much. Last night on my blog I posted these (and other photos) along with an explanation of how to put together a cheap, simple white box.

I normally prefer natural backgrounds, but I have to admit, the pictures turned out nice. And there is no reason I can’t use this same technique with a more natural set-up for future shoots.


phasmid white box 2 copyright Ernie Cooper 2012_filtered sm for post by ernie.cooper, on Flickr

phasmid white box dorsal crop copyright Ernie Cooper 2012_filtered sm for post by ernie.cooper, on Flickr
amazing Ernie,

you need to give classes LOL..... oh and before you do, move to states :p
Amazing! Really beautiful critter.

I didn't know you live in Canada. Drop me a line if you are ever looking for anything.
I love these guys.. I miss my New Guinea Giants.. Great shots!